22 Aug, 2012 Last updated: 22 Nov, 2014

A podcast of VicHealth's 'Disabilities and health inequalities in Australia' research summary is now available to download. It highlights the findings of the research summary published in 2012.

Download:

Resource 1: Disability and health inequalities in Australia research summary (432KB)
Resource 2: Disability and health inequalities in Australia research summary (86KB)
Resource 3: Download our podcast on disability and health inequalities in Australia (7.93MB)
Resource 4: People with a disability - A plan (784KB)
Resource 5: People with a disability - Your health (2.16MB)

This research summary defines disability and provides an overview of information regarding the health of people with disabilities and the underlying social determinants, using the population-based data that is available.

VicHealth’s Strategy and Business Plan 2009–2013 identifies people with a disability as a priority population group for efforts to reduce health inequalities. As a follow-up to this research summary, VicHealth is developing a framework and evidence-based resource which will provide information to policy-makers and practitioners that will help facilitate partnerships, engage in advocacy and take action to reduce the health inequalities experienced by people with disabilities. The framework and resource are due for release in mid-2013.